Monday, July 20, 2009


Blessed are
the poor
in spirit.

Matt. 5:3

Photo by Donna Downey

The underlying foundation of Jesus Christ's kingdom is poverty,
not possessions, not making decisions for Jesus, but having such
a sense of absolute futility that we finally admit, "Lord, I cannot
even begin to do it." Then Jesus says, "Blessed are you..." This is
the doorway to the kingdom, and yet it takes us so long to believe
that we are actually poor! The knowledge of our own poverty is what
brings us to the proper place where Jesus Christ accomplishes His work.

~Oswald Chambers~
from: My Utmost for His Highest


  1. I have always needed a greater understanding of that verse! Thank you so much Susie!! That really spoke to me.